Raspberry Chia Jam

Raspberry Chia Jam

Sweet and super-powerful nutritious spread and baking addition!
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 1 large jar

Equipment

  • You will need a saucepan, stirring utensil, sterilised jar, hob and fridge.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups Raspberries fresh or frozen of any of your favourite berries
  • ¼ Cups Sweetener of choice honey, coconut nectar or rice bran syrup work well
  • Juice and Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 Tbsp Water
  • 4 Tbsp Chia seeds

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, combine the berries, sweetener, water and lemon juice and zest and heat gently to the boil.
  • Stir frequently to breakdown the berries and add the chia seeds.
  • Cook for about five minutes, stirring frequently as the mixture slightly thickens.
  • Pour into a clean sterilised jar. Jam will set more once cooled and will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks.

Notes

Health benefits: Raspberries contain a high amount of powerful antioxidants that may support the body in decreasing the oxidative damage from free radicals and fight inflammation. In addition, it’s a great source of fiber – which can help keep our digestive system working smoothly. Chia seeds, are a small superhero, they’re an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke.